Thanks to students in the Royle Elementary School, ten disadvantaged children in Nagarote, Nicaragua, will be going to school this year.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut sponsored the drive and awarded $500 to the school, which in turn donated it to the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project for scholarships for students in Nicaragua.
Project President Tom Kretsch said, “What a great way to learn a language and a culture. We’re delighted to be able to facilitate this exchange. It has worked successfully at Middlesex Middle School, also in Darien, and we expect it will be a welcome addition to the World Languages program at Royle School.”
Meghan Moran, a Spanish teacher at Royle, arranged the partnership with the school’s Student Council, Kids Care Organization and PTO. The program also includes a correspondence project with letters in Spanish between the two groups of children.